2023 AFC Asian Cup Bid Down to Three Candidates

2023 AFC Asian Cup Bid Down to Three Candidates

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – South Korea, Qatar and Indonesia are competing to win the hosting right of the next year's Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup.

Australia was among the candidates but has withdrawn from the process.

The AFC is seeking a new host for its flagship men's football tournament, after China was forced to relinquish its rights due to ongoing COVID-19 concerns.

South Korea jointly held the men's 2002 FIFA World Cup with Japan, but has not staged the Asian Cup since 1960.

Indonesia held matches at the 2007 Asian Cup along with Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam, while Qatar hosted the 1988 and 2011 editions.

A new host for the tournament is set to be announced on October 17 following an AFC Executive Committee meeting.

The 24-team competition was scheduled to be held June 16 to July 16 2023 in China.

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